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Keep mischief at bay with half term fun at The Bowes Museum

There's lots for everyone to see and do from 23 October to 31 October

Join in the fun at The Bowes Museum this October half term holiday.

With the return of a lantern parade through the grounds on the 30th,  willow lantern making workshops, a visit from Magic Andrew, the chance to join in a theatrical workshop for a day, and lots of crafty sessions as well as the ever popular LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshops there's plenty to keep everyone entertained during the school holidays.

Don't forget to explore the adventures of Clara family exhibition trails before its last day on Sunday 31 October where you can see, hear and even smell what life was like for the sensational 18th century rhinoceros who inspired painters, poets and sculptors as well as discover how to save the species today.

Nationwide poetry and artwork competition launched

Enter your submission to be part of the Regeneration exhibition in January 2022

Nationwide poetry and artwork competition launched

Calling all budding poets and artists!

The Bowes Museum is launching an open call today, on National Poetry Day, to all to reflect on the COVID pandemic and the impact it has had on everyones lives with the chance to be part of the international award winning artist Martin Kinnear's landmark exhibition Regeneration, which opens in January 2022.

Backed by Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, poems should be no more than 45 lines long and on one side of A4 paper.

The TV and radio personality Jenny Eclair is a judge for the artwork competiton where entries should be no bigger than A1 size (59.4cm x 84.1cm), including frame, and be able to be hung on a wall.

Entry forms for both categories are available on the Regeneration exhibition page of the website.




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